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Dr Matthew Rigby

Understanding trends in atmospheric greenhouse gases

My work focuses on developing methods for determining sources and sinks of greenhouse gases and ozone depleting substances. I carry out this work in collaboration with researchers around the world through the Advanced Global Atmospheric Gases Experiment (AGAGE), a global monitoring network that measures over 40 trace gases at high frequency and precision. I use models of atmospheric chemistry and transport to determine emissions and sinks of atmospheric gases using the AGAGE measurements. I am a co-I on the GAUGE consortium, part of NERC's Greenhouse Gases and Feedbacks Programme, which aims to estimate the UK's greenhouse gas emissions in greater detail than has been possible before, and the NERC MOYA project, investigating the global methane budget. I am a lead author of the 2018 World Meteorological Organisation Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion.